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So yeah, I got featured on the front page of the Horror Sleaze Trash! website! They included several of my paintings, and some of my comic strip work. Go check it out!

Many thanks to founder/editor/poet Ben John Smith for the shoutout. You can find his poetry, photography, and even some drawings on the site. While you’re there, make sure to grab a copy of each of his books, they’re fantastic.

His newest book, White White White, can be purchased here as well. Show some support!

Anywho, that’s about it. Just working on some paintings and mainlining coffee.

Til next time kids!

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A new day

Posted: 2015-08-17 in art
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So, I spent most of yesterday getting this blog all updated and cleaned up, and writing an artist bio for a website that I’m going to be featured in. Then, I watched Straight Outta Compton and did a wicked pen and ink drawing of Ice Cube.

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Today, I think I need to knock out some more paintings for the Square. I have a few more Lips paintings in the works, along with a few more nudes. So it’s time to crank up some moody new wave/90s goth/punk/whatever and rock out.

…at blogging, at least.

Yikes, sorry about the long gap of no posts. Once I got back on the Square, I started selling pretty well, and most of my time went into making more paintings. And fucking around on the interwebs when I wasn’t doing that. So I apologize.

Quick recap.

Got back out on Jackson Square.

Painted what the hell I liked.

Sold them.

Got super lazy as far as taking care of my health and exercise.

Made enough to pretty much skirt through the summer, and stay at home in the A/C.

Realized that I’ve gotten fat and soft.

Lately, I’ve switched to a vegetarian lifestyle, and started biking 5-10 miles a day to start getting back in shape.

I also have started taking courses in comic-making from this awesome book, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures, by Jessica Abel and Matt Madden. They give lots of exercises and tips that I’ve never seen anywhere else, and it’s been helping me get off my ass and get to work.

So yeah. That’s the Cliff’s Notes version. Let’s see if I can start keeping this baby a little more recent.

Oh, and here’s some of the most recent paintings I’ve made. Ooh pictures…Unwind Swank I Want To (break free) Purple Dreams

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Ruby Red

Finally finished the first two of my Endless portraits, Death and Dream.

I’m quite pleased.

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Last night, I finally did my first test printing with Mathilda, the super sexy Canon IPF6400 printer.

While I definitely need to spend more time learning color correction in Photoshop (I HATE having to do anything digital when it comes to art), the end results were pretty damn amazing. I’m printing on Entrada rag bright 300 gsm rollfeed paper with Lucia pigment inks, and the quality is definitely there. All in all, not bad for a first go. I’ll run some more after I’ve perfected the color layouts.

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So I was dicking around in my almost-filled sketchbook last night, and decided to start adding watercolor to some of them, or just straight up redrawing a few.

The first is based on a photo I found of a Russian slum. I liked it, so decided to add it to the drawing I did of Morpheus a few days ago.

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This one is just a collection of ball point pen figure studies. Figured a little color wouldn’t hurt..

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